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Rare Ferrari FXX Evoluzione Goes Up For Sale This Month

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On: Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 12:11AM | By: Chris Weiss

Rare Ferrari FXX Evoluzione Goes Up For Sale This Month

It's been a good couple of weeks to be an ultra-wealthy rare Ferrari collector. Earlier this week, we reported that a one-of-a-kind Ferrari Enzo prototype is up for sale, and today word of another rare, Enzo-era Ferrari. The 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione will be going up for auction on January 21. The car is part of the collection of the late Benny Caiola, an Italian immigrant turned real estate mogul. The collection, which will be auctioned off by Gooding & Company, includes 11 cars altogether.

Caiola's collection has been hailed as one of the largest and finest collection of Ferraris in the world. And no car is finer than the FXX Evoluzione. The car is a track-only limited-edition based on the Enzo, and features a 6.2-liter version of the Enzo's V12 engine that puts out 789 horses. After Caiola's FXX was retrofitted with the Evoluzione package, the car put out 860 horses. The auction house describes it as Ferrari's most advanced production car ever.

Only 30 FXX Evoluziones were built, and Gooding & Company estimates that the car will capture as much as $2.5 million in auction. It is likely to be joined by one or two other super-million-dollar cars: Caiola's 2005 Maserati MC12 is estimated between $1.1 million and $1.4 million and the 1999 Ferrari 333 SP is estimated between $800,000 and $1 million.

In all, Caiola's collection includes eight Ferraris. While Ferrari was clearly his passion, there is also a 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 and a 2008 Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster. The entire collection is estimated between $6.5 and $7.7 million.

In a statement, founder and president David Gooding said of the collection: "We are honored to present the private collection of Benny Caiola in Scottsdale this January. These modern supercars represent an exciting shift in the collector hobby, where today’s leadingprototypes are now being considered to be instant collectibles on the international stage."

Ciaola immigrated to the U.S. when he was 17 and earned his fortune in the New York real estate industry. He befriended such car notables as Enzo Ferrari, Horacio Pagani and Michael Schumacher.

Gooding's auction will take place on January 21 in Scottsdale, Arizona.


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